White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:

400g White Chocolate

Pistachios (taken out of their shells and chopped into smaller chunks)

Dried Cranberries

Method:

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Then, simply melt the white chocolate over a bowl of hot water and poor onto the baking sheet, spreading evenly. Sprinkle the pistachios and cranberries over the chocolate and leave to set for a few hours. Then break and serve.

Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:


250g  butter

165g caster sugar

165g brown sugar

335g plain flour

1 egg

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

Christmas Sprinkles

170g white chocolate melted

Method:

  1. Beat the butter and 2 sugars together.
  2. Then add in the egg and beat in.
  3. Sieve in the flour & bicarbonate soda.
  4. . Place on a baking tray with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 15 mins at 180°C.
  5. When golden/cooked, take out and leave to cool. Once cooled, dip half the cookie into the white chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the sprinkles onto the chocolate and leave to cool/harden.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

400ml Oat Milk

110g Dairy Milk/Lindt Chocolate

Extras: Nutella, Chocolate to grate, marshmallows

Method:

Heat the milk in a pot over a low heat for a few minutes until warm. Then add in the chocolate and stir. To serve, spread some nutella across the top of the cup and press some grated chocolate into the nutella. Pour the liquid into the cup and sprinkle some marshmallows and grated chocolate on top and serve.

Milk Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:

400g milk chocolate of your choice

Hazelnuts

Cranberries

Sea salt

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Once the oven is ready, place your hazelnuts on a tray and place in the oven for about 15mins. In the meantime, melt your milk chocolate. I recommend doing this slowly in a microwave and constantly stirring and checking it as it can burn very easily. Once the chocolate is fully melted, place on your baking sheet and spread evenly.

Once your hazelnuts area ready, take them out and place them in a dry kitchen towel and rub. This will remove the skin/coating. Then chop into smaller pieces. Sprinkle these on top of the chocolate with the cranberries and leave in the fridge to chill for a few hours. Then break and serve.

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding Cake

**Please note this is a mini cake and serves about 6 people. If you want to make a larger version, simply double/triple the recipe

Ingredients:

100g butter

400g milk chcoolate

5 large/6 average size tbsp golden syrup

250g digestive biscuits

For the decorating

Maltesers (2-3 family bags)

Nutella/Chocolate icing

White fondant

Holly (to decorate)

Method:

First, break/smash all the biscuits until they are small lumps/crumbs. You can do this using a zip lock bag and rolling pin. Melt the butter and golden syrup over a low heat. When the butter is half way melted, add in the chocolate, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is fully melted, take it off the heat and stir in the biscuits. From there, line a bowl (shaped as closely as possible to a pudding) and poor the mixture in. Smooth with a spoon until flat and place in the fridge for a few hours until fully solid.

Once your biscuit cake is solid, take it out of the parchment paper and place on your serving tray/dish. Then spread either nutella or chocolate icing all around the outside of the cake so that the maltesers can stick to something. Then stick the maltesers onto the cake. Roll out some white fondant (using dusted icing sugar to stop it from sticking) and shape into the top part of the pudding. Then place on top and use some holly/rosemary/berries to decorate.

Ideas for Brunch At Home

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  • Breakfast Muffins
  • Homemade Scones
  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Mimosas
  • Granola, Fruit & Yogurt
  • Baked Eggs
  • Frittata
  • Toasted ham & chees Sandwich with Ballymaloe relish
  • Smoothie/Acai Bowls
  • Sweet corn Fritters
  • Shakshuka
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Bake your own croissants
  • French toast (with nutella, Bacon & maple syrup, carmelised bananas)
  • Pancakes – American Style or Sweet? Savoury Crepes
  • Omelettes
  • Eggs Benedict/Florentine
  • Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  • Homemade Porridge
  • Overnight Oats
  • Healthy Banana Pancakes
  • Full Irish Fry Up
  • Breakfast Burritos

London: My February Restaurant Picks

Bar Douro:

As far as I can remember, I don’t think I have ever been to a Portuguese restaurant before in the UK, let alone a Portuguese tapas restaurant. Located at Flat Iron Square, Bar Duoro did not disappoint. Small in size, this place is the perfect spot for a couple or small group, who enjoy great wine and sharing plates.

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London: My January Restaurant Picks

 

Petersham Nurseries

So this is technically not a restaurant, but the food was so delicious and the atmosphoere so beautiful, I simply had to include it! Hidden away beside Richmond Park is the stunning Petersham Nurseries. An idyllic setting for lunch, tea and cake, this place is not to be missed if you are in the Richmond area or out for a weekend walk!

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